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Ute

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  1. Thanks I just turned it on again It will probably on for an hour
  2. I've seen a few autopsions of fish where organs were deformed or that the swim bladder was way too small and things like that. Most of those fish were stunted, so I think it is true. And I think we all agree on the fact stunting is not healthy for fish
  3. Hi guys, I've noticed that sometimes, people have a hard time noticing stunting. I found it very hard to notice at first, but now it's pretty easy. I always look at the size of the eyes compared to the head first - this is the easiest way to spot stunting. I'll use my own fish, Watermelon, as an example. She's been in a 13 gallon for about 3/4 year with terrible maintenance (I was a bad owner back then ) and that caused stunting. Causes of stunting are bad water parameters or a certain hormone that prevents growing when there's too much in the water. This is why water changes are important This is a picture of her in the 13 gallon. As you can see, her eyes are BIG compared to her head. This is because when stunting, organs, eyes and fins continue to grow, when the body doesn't. This way, stunting can damage internal organs and cause diseases - for example, when the reins break, it can cause dropsy. This is a picture of how Watermelon looks now: As you can see, she has grown a lot, and her eyes aren't as big as they were back then. She looks a lot better compared how she looked back then. So it doesn't mean that your stunted fish can't live a happy life Another indication of stunting is long fins, but this doesn't affect all fish. I've noticed that short-tailed species don't get very large fins, but they are still stunted. So, if your fish is already stunted, you can't really help it, just be a good mommy or daddy But when buying a new fish, I recommend picking the fish with the smallest eyes. I hope this helps some people ^_^ PS: did I post this in the right section by the way? I'm not sure..
  4. I'd put the cycled filter media in the filter of the bigger tank, as Narny105 said. I think a 5.5 gallon is too small for goldfish..
  5. Ute

    Koi cake!

    Whoah, awesome I'm hungry now, haha.
  6. I've done hand spawning once, because eggs were literally falling out of my fish and I don't have any male fish so I decided to help her out I don't recommend it though, it's better to have a male who can do the job
  7. I check my parameters when I think something is off.. Like red streaks in the fins, weird behaviour, etc.
  8. Ute

    :)

    Your redcap is adorable
  9. I'm going to university next year and I'm planning to take my fish with me - it'll probably work differently then where you live, but I've heard that it's okay as long it doesn't break the floor or something like that
  10. Hi guys I've got a webcam next to my tank, and I'm livestreaming quite often, so I decided to post it on here This is the livestream It's on right now. I hope you guys like it! ^_^
  11. Thanks for all the advice I gave the fish some hikari a few days ago, to check if there's a difference with the gelfood and hikari green. After feeding hikari green, Auri (the ranchu) went gasping for air like crazy, and after that, she floated the whole day. After fasting a day, she was back to normal. I'm feeding gelfood now, and I haven't seen any floating yet - although she still gasps for air sometimes. I got myself a new airpump, so maybe that's it..? Anyways, the swimming is a lot better, and it makes me happy that she isn't that floaty again I hope it stays like that!
  12. Ute

    Spot died :(

    I'm sorry to hear that he died But he's a beautiful fish - I'm sure he had a great life in your tank
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